BOE hears CCHS gym update, approves personnel changesBy Emily Beckett Published 4:44pm Thursday, May 22, 2014
•Approved the following school/shop requests: Chilton County High School – Approval of Brian Bradford as volunteer coach, and permission for Ray Sosa and five students to travel on an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 10-12, for the Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Banquet; Clanton Intermediate – Permission to implement a summer skills workshop for incoming third graders the week of July 28 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day; Clanton Middle – Approve of Kateland Lloyd as a contract substitute ($71.25 per day) for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year to fill in for Gerald Stamps’ leave; Jemison High – Approval for varsity cheerleaders to attend UCA Camp in Gulf Shores, June 13-16, and approved for the basketball team to attend a tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 27-30; Maplesville – Approval of Jamie DeLoach as an assistant softball coach for the 2013-2014 school year; LeCroy Career Technical Center – Permission for STEM instructors Brooke Elliott, Jay LeCroy and Jason Sosa to travel to Washington, D.C. from June 26–July 1 to attend the 2014 National TSA Conference for professional development; and Bus Shop – Permission to add a new Jemison bus route and a new Special Education bus route.
•Approved Chilton County YMCA’s request to use two school buses this summer for the 2014 day camp field trips.
•Approved the technology coordinator’s request for Kim Arrington, Andrew McClure and Nic Cardwell to attend the National Technology Conference in Atlanta on June 28–July 1.
•Approved participating in PEEHIP’s flu clinics in September and the FluMist clinic Nov. 4.
•Approved the town of Thorsby using the property in front of Thorsby School on July 2 for their July 4th fireworks display.
•Approved modifying an agreement with Jefferson State Community College’s dual enrollment program to include History 101 and 102.
•Approved to allow Maintenance Supervisor Wayne Howell to hire three temporary employees to help with summer work at all schools.
•Approved Connie Sellers to replace Sherri Calhoun as EL Summer Camp teacher at Clanton Elementary.
•Approved to post vacancies.
•Approved for the Isabella Youth League to be allowed to use the Isabella High School baseball facility for tournaments on May 30 and 31 and June 13 and 14.
•Approved for Jay LeCroy to be paid a golf supplement at Isabella for the 2014 season.
•Approved to allow Career Tech Director Tommy Glasscock to take bids on a 3/4-ton truck for LeCroy Career Technical Center to be used for pulling a trailer to career tech events.
•Approved the Chilton County High School summer school teachers schedule.
•Approved leave for Donna Gore at Clanton Middle School from May 14 to July 1.
•Approved Gina Riley to work with Alabama Reading Initiative with the state department for the 2014-2015 year.
•Learned the school system anticipates awarding about 490 diplomas to students at six high schools May 22.
•Learned board employees will return Aug. 4 for in service, professional development and various meetings, and students will return Aug. 13.
•Heard from board member Pam Price about checking on plans: to update parts of the Thorsby High School auditorium; to repair a road near Jemison Middle School; regarding whether the enrollment freeze at Thorsby School will remain in place; and to have buses available to transport students from any school in the county to LeCroy Career Technical Center for both morning and afternoon classes.
“For right now, we need to leave it as is,” Hayden said. “Our long-term plan is to build a school—make a K-6 and 7-12 school. I’ve said while I’m here, if a school is built, it will be in Thorsby, but the funding is not available.”
Hayden said he would check on plans for the auditorium, the road and the buses.